By Lalaa Comrie
The ever so popular Artist Circle is back once again this year and will feature some of the best artists and speakers that York Region has to offer.
If you missed the last artist circle then you missed a truly amazing time of connection between artists and the art community.
The next artist circle takes place February 28 at Assembly Park in Vaughan and will feature performances and exhibitions by YRAC members and collaborators, guest speakers, and a chance to network with fellow members of our arts community.
The line up of guest speaker include, Kevin Ker, founder and President of Epidemic Music Group, Heather Cook from Epidemic Music group and Markham Village BIA, John Pichette, Community Engagement Librarian II, City of Vaughan and Tourism Vaughan and Roshanak Jaberi from Jaberi Dance Theatre. With a wealth of knowledge in the industry the guest speakers will provide tips and tools for building and nurturing communities.
The opening song will be performed by Hayley Williamson who is an Anishinaabe Kwe from the Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation. She is a Cultural Resource Advisor for Dnaagdawenmag Binnoojiiyag Child & Family Services. As well as Lauri Hoeg who is proud member of the Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation where she lives, works, and creates in her studio by the water called “Eagles in the East”. Hoeg will also facilitate the sharing circle.
In addition to a great line-up of performers and speakers there will a chosen few of YRAC members, exhibiting their work at the event.
Christos Damianos Exhibitor – Visual Artist
Kristina Moraru Exhibitor – Visual Artist at kri8mor collective
Galina Nikita Exhibitor – Visual Artist at kri8mor collective
Madeline Rose Fiore Exhibitor – Multidisciplinary Artist, Photographer, Writer, Poet, Filmmaker, Story Teller
You don’t want to miss this. For tickets or to learn more about the event click here.
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Lalaa Comrie is an afro-Caribbean poet, award-winning writer, literacy advocate, book blogger, and host of the Getting Lit Podcast. For over a decade, Lalaa has worked in communications by helping brands create content that is both diverse and inclusive while leveraging the talent of BIPOC creators and storytellers; work she continues at York Region Arts Council.